Beyond Jihad: Critical Voices from Inside Islam

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Kim Ezra Shienbaum, Jamal Hasan
Academica Press,LLC, 2006 - Political Science - 296 pages
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This collection of non Western scholarly voices is a long awaited remedy to the lack of critical commentary by Muslim intellectuals on the nature of modern Jihadi terrorism and the political debate within Islam over the direction of resistance to modernization and secularization of traditional societies.

The work is divided into three parts:

1) Understanding the Islamist Mind
2) Understanding Islamism and Politics
3) Beyond Jihad: Expanding the Circle of Sanity

Major figures such as Dr. Ali Sina, Sayeed M. Said and Syed Kamran Mirza contribute previously unpublished essays; indeed the work has virtually new essays from all contributors. With historical introductions by Dr Kim Sheinbaum and Jamal Hasan.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
UNDERSTANDING THE ISLAMIST MIND
31
The Case Against the Western Apologists
43
The Janus Face of Islam
51
Looking for Another Saladin Lessons From the Battlefield
65
An Exegesis on Jihad in Islam
75
Is Killing by Beheading Islamic?
89
The Misconceived Dogma That Has Poisoned Islam
97
Is Our Civilization Threatened?
165
Who is Responsible?
171
A Road to Perdition?
177
BEYOND JIHADEXPANDING THE CIRCLE OF SANITY
187
Governance or Guidance?
193
A Peaceful Religion for the Seventh Century A Call for Reform in Islam
209
Relations Between Arabs and Jews
213
Right Diagnosis Wrong Prescription?
217

Can Islam Be Reformed?
105
UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL ISLAM
113
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
127
The Crucial Questions
133
Terrors Middle Class Guardians
137
The Female Form of Jihad
141
Is Wahhabism and Aberration in Comtemporary Islamic Thought?
147
The Hide and Seek Banglasdeshi Islamists Play in the US
153
My Problems with the Concept of Ummah
157
Can The United Nations Be Reformed?
229
Muslims and the Reality of Their Cognitive Dissonance
239
What is Islamic Terrorism and How Can It be Defeated?
243
United We Stand Divided We Fall
249
Expanding the Circle of Sanity
255
Contributors
281
Bibliography
287
Index
291
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